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Will China's Nicaraguan Canal Shift Power In The Western Hemisphere?

Carlos F. Chamorro | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Carlos F. Chamorro

At a minimum cost of $50 billion and capable of handling the world's largest and most modern ships, this Chinese project right in the heart of the Americas will bring myriad uncertainties to Nicaragua. The unfolding of the Nicaraguan Canal is worth paying attention to, because it threatens to significantly reformat power alignments in Latin America and the world.

PHOTOS: News From Latin America You Missed

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices

After the death of Colombian literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Associated Press photojournalists in Latin America captured celebrations last week...

Latin America's Ukraine

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

Paradoxically, whereas the Western powers are probably powerless in Ukraine, Latin America's major players could exert great influence in stopping the unfolding economic, political, and human rights catastrophe in Venezuela. But doing so requires what most Latin American governments sorely lack: vision and courage.

A Year Of Presidential Elections In Latin America

VOXXI | Gabrielle Meyer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

With seven out of 19 Latin American countries holding presidential elections in 2014, this year is monumental for shaping the course of Latin America...

Venezuela on the Brink

Moisés Naím | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Moisés Naím

Venezuela is now the world champion of inflation, homicide, insecurity, and shortages of essential goods -- from milk for children to insulin for diabetics and all kinds of indispensable products. All this despite having the greatest oil reserves in the world and a government with absolute control of all state institutions and levers of power.

News You Missed From Latin America This Past Week (PHOTOS)

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's bitter political divide took to the streets last week during the second week of mass protests that have Pres...

LOOK: The News You Missed From Latin America Last Week

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuela saw a long week of opposition protests that got deadly when gunmen attacked opposition demonstrators who had been sparring with security for...

Why Colombia Ordered A U.S. Company To Halt Coal Exports

Global Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — By shipping 80,000 tons of coal per day, the Alabama-based Drummond Co. has helped turned Colombia into the world’s fourth larg...

PHOTOS: This Week In Latin America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

A photo by Associated Press photo stringer Matilde Compodonico showing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica sporting sandals alongside his suit-wearing vic...

The Biggest News Stories From Latin America In 2013

VOXXI | Juliana Barrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

It’s been quite a year for Latin America. We take a look at the moments that have brought joy and heartbreak to Latin America this year: 1. Argen...

WATCH: Mother Accused Of Selling Her 12 Daughters' Virginity

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Latino Voices

A Colombian woman identified as Margarita Zapata Moreno, 45, is facing charges for allegedly selling her daughters’ virginity in Bogotá, RCN Radio ...

Your Hair Could Get Stolen Here

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Venezuelans now need to worry about their hair. Women in the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela should be careful when wearing their hair down. Accord...

Pacific Alliance Seeks Economic Boom For Latin America

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Despite the difficulties and failures that free trade agreements (FTA) have posed in Latin America, the political chiefs of four emerging economies in...

WATCH: Mexico Teacher Protests Result In Four Arrests

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Mexican prosecutors say four leaders of violent teachers protests have been arrested on charges of sedition, terrorism, rioting and property damage. ...

Argentina Limits Judicial Independence, Critics Foresee 'Legally Insecure' Country

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Argentina's congress passed new limits on judicial independence Thursday, key parts of a package of laws the government promises will "democratize" th...

Mexico Fires 7 In Alleged PRI Voting Scandal

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.19.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- The head of Mexico's Social Development department dismissed seven officials Thursday after some of them were mentioned in taped discus...

Brazilian Authorities Struggle To Stop Spread Of Crack

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 03.02.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO — Bobo has a method: Cocaine gets him through the day, when he cruises with a wheelbarrow around a slum on Rio's west side, sorti...

Chilean Street Dogs Are Loyal To Protestors' Cause

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 12.26.2012 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- They don't have demands, but they're loyal to the cause and are always on the front lines of the fight. They run with protesters, l...

Bolivia's Census: 40 Ethnic Groups, 'Mestizo' Left Out

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 11.21.2012 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A dispute over ethnicity marked census-taking day in Bolivia as the landlocked Andean nation's population submitted Wednesday to it...

Colombia Peace Talks, The Obstacles On The Road To Norway

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombians around the world will fix their gaze on Norway this Wednesday, when President Juan Manuel Santos and government officials reopen peace talk...